Photos of Stills Sold Commercially



Brewhaus at http://www.brewhaus.com/

Stainless steel boiler, connector, column, and condenser
Laboratory stopper
Food Grade PVC cooling hoses
Laboratory Thermometer and Raschi Rings included!

The Ultra Pure Still at www.puredistilling.com
The Ultra Pure Still


From Australias largest manufacturer of stills:

Purity: 95%
Speed: 1.2L / Hour
Capacity: 5L (can be fitted to any boiler)

100% Money Back Guarantee

Using just a 25cm column, this still produces 2 bottles of spirits from its 5L boiler in just 30 minutes, including heatup time!

It uses a 2200W element, and amphora structured copper mesh for smooth, authentic flavour. Comes with a digital thermometer for accurate cuts.

A true reflux still for an excellent price - just $467 delivered anywhere in the world - guaranteed.

Click here now to find out more!


Mile High Distilling at http://www.milehidistilling.com/
Pictured are the Grande! from Mile Hi Distilling, featuring a 41-inch column and 40 & 32 quart boilers, their 43 inch reflux column and 2-in-1 tower, and 26 quart pot still.

Other designs, equipment etc shown on the site, along with prices

Portuguese Copper Alembic and Alquitar Stills
To see a full range of these stills, sold by Destilarias Eau-de-Vie, simply just click on one of the images above. Handcrafted and hand hammered by skilled Portuguese coppersmiths, the sensual curves and natural beauty of copper echo the splendour of the past. Email contact: homedistiller@copper-alembic.com


Bosco Engineerings Reflux Still email boscoengineering@tpg.com.au
Stainless steel reflux still, fabricated in Australia , at Bosco Engineering P/L


Haas Copper Still email info@haasdestille.de
Traditional Iberican alcohol still,
hand hammered in hard copper.
Tel. 0049 2261 66115
Fax.0049 2261 64714
Germany


Desti Lab at http://www.desti-lab.com
Desti Model A Desti Model B
Also sold at http://www.economystill.com


Revenoor Stills at http://www.revenoor.com
US supplier for botique distilleries, from 5-1000 gallon (5, 10 & 25 shown)

These Revenoor stills shown can also be seen at http://www.revenoor.com

Daves Still
I got it via Outterson - Revenoor, (http://www.revenoor.com) , it is made by The Revenoor folks.

It has what I believe is a 3-part rectifying column (I heard it called a splitter, not sure what that means but I assume it's fractional), and the top 1/5 or so is a condensor with cool water regulation to the condensor and the worm. The column seems to have marbles or some other inert media in the condensor and at least the top 1/3 or 2/3 of the column, but that's just a guess!

Completely high quality craftsmanship all around, they really take some pride in their work.

As you can tell, they are from the sour mash tradition, and this is a pretty classic U.S. still design if you ask me.

Euro Stills at http://www.spiritsunlimited.co.nz/

Don't know if these are available yet off their site.

Column diameter = 50 mm
Column height = 600 mm
Packing type = glass beads, with a stainless steel scrubber each end
Distillate purity = 92 %
Distillate flowrate = 1 L/hr
Pot capacity = 25 or 50 L
Heat Input 1500 W + 1000 W (25 L) or 2 x 1500 W (50 L)
Retail price = NZ$550 (25L) and NZ$650 (50L)
Pete at the Brewers Barn (brubarn@xtra.co.nz) sells these, and can send you an email brochure about them.
Modifying the Euro Still
Gaddock wrote about some improvements he made to his Euro60 .. When I received the item, the first thing I did was to get rid of the glass packing and replaced it with rashig rings, 6mm. I was able to get a 92% product at about 1.2 liter per hour. I was not happy with the 92% and made a few modifications as a result of the information on this site, once again thank you all. I am now able to get just over 96% at 1.2 liters per hour! For those of you with the Euro 30, 60 etc. you may want to try the following.
1) I turned the column upside down so that the 2 cooling tubes are on the bottom and the three are on the top (there are 5 in total).
2) I then packed the column with copper pot scrubbers in the areas of the column that do not have the through tubes. Around the through tubes I used Rashig rings.
3) I also rerouted the water hoses and started the input on the finger condenser and the output on the lowest tube. This is the reverse order that came with the directions for the still.
4) I cut a slot on the inside of the column where the ring clip goes to hold the packing in. Why they did not do that to begin with is beyond me as with no slot cut the packing could have easily fallen out during distilling, tragedy for sure.
5) I wrap the pot with towels that allow me to regulate temperature by the number of towels to reduce the water flow. I hate to waste good water down the drain.
With these mods I have a still that produces a first rate product fairly rapidly compared to similar sized stills I have read about.

Winesupply at http://winesupply.com/
They offer 5, 10 & 25 Gallon models
Propane, electric or wood fired
Sold in the US

Initially this site raised a few eyebrows - could it be a BATF sting, seeing it was so openly selling within the US ? however Tim reports " Wine Sales and their parent company Dextan are mainly wholesalers. I called them and they informed me that they will not sell distilling set-ups to individuals in the US."


Malt Masterclass at http://www.maltmasterclass.co.uk/
Malt Masterclass
They use this for training sessions in making malt whisky's

No performance details available, but gee it looks pretty !

Lab Master I
Lab Master
either purchase it fully made up from : http://www.angelfire.com/wi/widder/index.html

or buy the Home Distilling Handbook from Gert Strand (Partyman) for US$5 and build it yourself

Height : 590 mm
Diameter : 50 mm
Performance : 90-95% alcohol

Spirits Unlimited
Spirits Unlimited 20L Pot still For sale at http://www.spiritsunlimited.co.nz/

20L Pot stil
Volume : 20L
Performance : 4.5L @ 40% in 6 hours
Spirits Unlimited 20L Reflux still For sale at http://www.spiritsunlimited.co.nz/

20L Reflux still
Volume : 20L
Column : 350 mm tall x 75 mm diameter
Performance : 80% as is, 90% if stuffed with stainless steel wool pot scrubbers (David Pickles)
Spirits Unlimited 24L Reflux still For sale at http://www.spiritsunlimited.co.nz/

24L Reflux still
Volume : 24L
Performance :
Spirits Unlimited 5L Pot still For sale at http://www.spiritsunlimited.co.nz/

5L Export Still
Volume : 5L
Performance :

Aqua Vita at http://www.aquavitae.co.nz/

Looking at the condensors, these would appear to be Still Spirits stills
Aquavita Unlimited 25L Pot still For sale at http://www.aquavitae.co.nz/

25L Pot still
Aquavita 25L Reflux still For sale at http://www.aquavitae.co.nz/

25L Reflux still

Mine is an early version of this 20L Reflux still (it has a plastic body). It puts out about 3.5L of 75% alcohol in 4 hours off 20L of 15% wash, if just used as designed (one marble for packing !) Stuffing half a stainless steel pot scrubber into it, below the marble, has increased the purity to 85%. The small diameter, and extremely short height of this column will never really make it a great "reflux" still, however it is a good step up from just a pot still. Cheap and easy.
Modifying the Still Spirits Reflux Still
Mos writes .. I have cut and shut mine by adding a 600mm*30mm piece of stainless steel tube to the middle.After a trial run this morning I am pleased to report to have collected my ethanol at 91% which is a huge improvement on standard.There seems to be a much improved smell bordering on none.
Wal writes ... I modified mine by adding a 1 metre (3 ft 4 in) 1.5 inch copper column to exg. Took out the marble and put in part of a scourer to act as a vapor trap. I treat the exg. part as a reflux and vapor condenser for the 1 metre column filled with scourers. Attachment via standard plumbing screw-on connectors - no cutting required. See your plumbing supply store.
...later..offering more details ...
I decided to .. attach an extension for the actual reflux column. I took out the marble and replaced it with part of a copper scourer - to act as a vapor trap around the reflux jacket condenser area. I also cooled the reflux condenser separately to get more control, rather than having the cooling water from the vapor condenser entering the reflux condenser. My first extension was a 750mm x 25mm diam. copper pipe packed with s.s. scourers. This looked neat as it was the same diameter as the SS Reflux Still, but with my 1380w heater it flooded (See photo No 6). So I made another - 11/2 inch (40mm) diam. x 1000mm (3 ft 4 in) long column packed with copper scourers. Standard adapters at both ends enabled me to attach the SS Reflux Still unit and use it in a similar way. Instead of welding, this time I used an 'epoxy steel' glue - an 'araldite' formulated for metal (See photos No 1, 2, 3, 4 - use horizontal scroll bar). I also made a bigger boiler using a second-hand heavy duty plastic drum, in which I drilled 2 holes and attached 2 x 1300w replacement hot water jug elements (See photo No 5). I use the drum also for malting grain by heating the water to 75C. For those who like me have minimal workshop skills, this is one way of improving a standard off-the-shelf unit in an economical way. I am getting 85%abv which gives me residual flavors from the mashes I am playing around with (I make my cut at 60%abv which is the practice with brandy and whisky). The reflux condenser seems capable of total reflux now, so I will give it a go soon to find out - can't see why it should be worse than the 'stillmaker' model with its inserted cooling tube acting as the reflux condenser. It was a bit of a 'I can do it too' exercise, and interest in the matter made me post my photos to stimulate others. The plastic drum idea is much simpler than beer kegs and only AU$20!.
Mike writes ...I have a still spirits reflux still. My first mod to it was to seperate the water supplies to the cooling jacket and the condenser. Eventually I found that the cooling jacket is not necessary. The still works just as well without it IMHO. The best mod to make to this still is to extend the column. What I have done is to get myself a metre of 2" copper pipe. To this I have added a copper cap end to each end. I have drilled a hole in each cap, and tapped a 1/2" BSP thread. I bought a 1/2" nipple, and two lock-nuts to suit. One lock nut I use down the bottom to attach to the boiler, the other to lock the nipple into the cap at the top. The nipple at the top will screw into the original head. You can go further and turn this into a Nixon-Stone style still, but I haven't got to that yet.

Duplast at Des Zine's Code Imports
Duplast Reflux Performance : 80 - 82%

Dean Watts comments : My still has a Plastic boiling chamber (basically a brew barrel which you can by the way, see through and see the wash boiling correctly.) This then connects to a plastic reflux tower which is 11cm wide by 30cm tall. Then it connects to a Copper head (another 18cm high) unit which has the reflux condenser inside mounted about 9cm from the top. As the copper head is the last thing to be assembled you can only put media in the 30cm Tower.

Bob's MoonWater Still at http://www.encode.com/exec
Bobs Still Performance

Flowrate : 1 litre per hour
Purity : 90 to 95%
Cost : US$325
Pot size : 5 US gallons
Column size : 2"
Packing : copper scouring pads

Bob reports that
    " This is a real proven unit and works very effeciently. The real jouney for fun begins when you run off your first batch. It will change your life forever. It will create great memories that will last a life-time."



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